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Brad Hand

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

2018 Stats

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2-4

ERA

3.05

WHIP

1.08

K

65

SV

24

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hand grabbed control of the Padres’ closer role in July, culminating his journey from failed starter in the Marlins' organization to certified relief ace. He's enjoyed a velocity bump while working in...

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2018 ADP:  104.23

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 228   DOB: 3/20/1990   BORN: Minneapolis, MN   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brad Hand Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $19.75 million contract extension with the Padres in January of 2018. Contract includes a club option for 2021.

July 19, 2018  –  Brad Hand News

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Hand was traded to Cleveland along with Adam Cimber in exchange for Francisco Mejia on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

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Brad Hand Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 18 A GCL 9 7 0 32.2 25 9 0 34 11 2 0 0 2.48 1.12
2008 18 A JAM 2 2 0 9.0 9 5 0 9 7 0 2 0 5.00 1.78
2009 19 A GRE 26 26 0 127.7 130 69 12 122 66 7 13 0 4.88 1.54
2010 20 A+ JUP 1 26 2 140.2 153 52 10 134 49 8 8 0 0 0 3.33 1.44
2010 20 AA JAC 1 1 0 6.0 3 2 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2011 21 A+ JUP 1 1 0 5.0 5 4 1 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
2011 21 AA JAC 1 18 0 108.2 90 41 11 71 50 11 4 0 0 0 3.40 1.29
2011 21 MAJ MIA 12 12 0 60.0 53 28 10 38 35 1 8 0 0 0 4.20 1.47
2012 22 AAA NEW 27 27 0 148.1 129 66 15 141 75 11 7 0 0 0 4.00 1.38
2012 22 MAJ MIA 1 1 0 3.7 6 7 1 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 17.18 3.27
2013 23 R GUL 2 2 0 8.0 5 1 0 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.13 0.88
2013 23 AAA NEW 2 15 0 81.2 69 31 7 81 45 3 5 0 0 0 3.42 1.40
2013 23 MAJ MIA 7 2 0 20.7 13 7 2 15 8 1 1 0 0 0 3.05 1.02
2014 24 A+ JUP 2 2 0 12.0 4 1 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 0.50
2014 24 AAA NEW 4 4 0 22.0 18 8 3 22 9 2 0 0 0 0 3.27 1.23
2014 24 MAJ MIA 32 16 0 111.0 112 54 10 67 39 3 8 1 0 0 4.38 1.36
2015 25 MAJ MIA 38 12 0 93.3 107 55 9 67 32 4 7 0 0 2 5.30 1.49
2016 26 MAJ SD 82 0 0 89.3 63 29 8 111 36 4 4 1 6 21 2.92 1.11
2017 27 MAJ SD 72 0 0 79.3 54 19 9 104 20 3 4 21 5 16 2.16 0.93
2018 28 MAJ SD 41 0 0 44.3 33 15 5 65 15 2 4 24 5 3 3.05 1.08
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3-Year Averages     64 4 0 87.3 74 34 8 94 29 3 5 7 3 13 3.50 1.18
Career  (View All)     285 43 0 501.7 441 214 54 470 191 18 37 47 3.84 1.26

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Brad Hand Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 13 ChC 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.05 1.08
Jul. 8 @Ari 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.91 1.08
Jul. 5 @Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.05 1.09
Jun. 30 Pit 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.12 1.09
Jun. 26 @Tex 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.75 1.04
Jun. 24 @SF 0.3 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.82 1.02
Jun. 22 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.37 0.95
Jun. 19 Oak 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.43 0.97
Jun. 17 @Atl 0.7 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 0.97
Jun. 13 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.78 0.93
Jun. 12 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.83 0.96
Jun. 10 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.89 0.99
Jun. 9 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.95 1.02
Jun. 6 Atl 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.01 1.05
Jun. 3 Cin 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.15 1.09
May. 31 Mia 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.91 1.06
May. 29 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.93 1.07
May. 26 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.00 1.11
May. 23 @Was 1.7 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.08 1.12
May. 20 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.22 1.11
May. 18 @Pit 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.31 1.07
May. 15 Col 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 1.09
May. 13 StL 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.61 1.11
May. 12 StL 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.29 1.02
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
4.0 4 1 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 1-0 1 1 0 2.25 1.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.0 14 8 8 2 1 13 3 0 0 1-1 4 3 0 7.20 1.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
24 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
26.7 21 10 10 4 8 36 5 1 0 1-1 14 3 3 3.38 1.09

Brad Hand Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018602648411.148
20179134912304.150
2016136461515411.125

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018126391125704.229
2017220701142415.208
2016228652148807.236

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201821.7021135743.321.11
201738.3221252462.580.89
201648.7311562053.331.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201822.7221330812.781.06
201741.0129521631.760.98
201640.7130551632.430.98
Brad Hand vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brad Hand Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 18 A GCL 9 7 32.2 9.50 3.07 3.09 0.00 75% 2.48 2.11 .306
2008 18 A JAM 2 2 9.0 9.00 7.00 1.29 0.00 68.8% 5.00 3.53 .355
2009 19 A GRE 26 26 127.7 8.60 4.65 1.85 0.85 69% 4.88 4.06 .331
2010 20 A+ JUP 1 26 140.2 8.60 3.15 2.73 0.64 78.1% 3.33 3.37 .354
2010 20 AA JAC 1 1 6.0 6.00 4.50 1.33 0.00 66.7% 3.00 3.37 .188
2011 21 A+ JUP 1 1 5.0 7.20 9.00 0.80 1.80 66.7% 7.20 7.20 .284
2011 21 AA JAC 1 18 108.2 5.91 4.16 1.42 0.91 76.7% 3.40 4.62 .252
2011 21 MAJ MIA 12 12 60.0 5.70 5.25 1.09 1.50 0.54 76.9% 89.5 MPH 4.20 5.90 .247
2012 22 AAA NEW 27 27 148.1 8.57 4.56 1.88 0.91 73% 4.00 4.13 .292
2012 22 MAJ MIA 1 1 3.7 7.36 14.73 0.50 2.45 1.17 45.5% 90.1 MPH 17.18 10.02 .405
2013 23 R GUL 2 2 8.0 12.38 2.25 5.50 0.00 85.7% 1.13 1.20 .302
2013 23 AAA NEW 2 15 81.2 8.98 4.99 1.80 0.78 77.6% 3.42 4.06 .295
2013 23 MAJ MIA 7 2 20.7 6.53 3.48 1.88 0.87 1.19 73.7% 93.0 MPH 3.05 4.17 .203
2014 24 A+ JUP 2 2 12.0 10.50 1.50 7.00 0.00 83.3% 0.75 1.37 .168
2014 24 AAA NEW 4 4 22.0 9.00 3.68 2.44 1.23 79.2% 3.27 4.20 .273
2014 24 MAJ MIA 32 16 111.0 5.43 3.16 1.72 0.81 2.00 68.8% 92.4 MPH 4.38 4.27 .293
2015 25 MAJ MIA 38 12 93.3 6.46 3.09 2.09 0.87 1.83 64.6% 92.1 MPH 5.30 4.14 .333
2016 26 MAJ SD 82 0 89.3 11.18 3.63 3.08 0.81 1.52 76.9% 92.8 MPH 2.92 3.12 .281
2017 27 MAJ SD 72 0 79.3 11.80 2.27 5.20 1.02 1.46 84.6% 93.5 MPH 2.16 3.07 .273
2018 28 MAJ SD 41 0 44.3 13.20 3.05 4.33 1.02 1.77 76.7% 93.8 MPH 3.05 3.22 .318
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.1 10.57 2.79 3.79 0.65 74.9% 2.94 2.73 .299
Rest Of Season     0 0 35.2 10.87 2.99 3.64 0.74 75.5% 3.00 2.85 .300
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3-Year Averages     64 4 87.3 9.69 2.99 3.24 0.82 72.6% 3.50 3.23 .302
Career     285 43 501.7 8.43 3.43 2.46 0.97 72.3% 3.84 3.91 .291

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Brad Hand Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 79.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 44.3 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brad Hand    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.33 K/BB
GREAT
13.20 K/9
ELITE
3.05 BB/9
AVERAGE
93.8 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.77 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.05 ERA
AVERAGE
1.08 WHIP
GOOD
3.22 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.318 BABIP
HIGH
76.7% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Brad Hand: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hand blew his fifth save of the season Friday, allowing one run on one hit while striking out one over one inning in an extra-inning loss to the Cubs.

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Hand (2-4) pitched two scoreless innings Sunday, earning the win in a 4-3 victory over Arizona. He allowed two hits and struck out three.

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Hand allowed one hit and struck out three to record the save Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

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Manager Andy Green stated that Hand was unavailable in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics due to a family matter, but Hand will be back with the club prior to Wednesday's series finale, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.

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Hand allowed three hits and two earned runs Saturday while striking out one to earn his 23rd save of the season.

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Hand struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to earn the save against the Rangers, giving up two hits without issuing a walk.

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Hand (1-4) took the loss and blew the save in the Padres' 3-2 extra-innings defeat to the Giants on Sunday, giving up two earned runs on two hits with a walk and a strikeout in his one-third of an inning.

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Hand was charged with a blown save after surrendering a game-tying home run in Tuesday's loss to Oakland.

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Hand tossed a perfect ninth inning for his 21st save Wednesday against the Cardinals.

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Hand struck out one in a clean ninth inning to earn the save against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

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Hand struck out one in a perfect inning of work to earn his 19th save of the season Sunday against the Marlins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Claimed off waivers from the Marlins in early April, Hand racked up a career-high 111 strikeouts over 82 relief appearances despite previous forays in Miami as a member of the starting rotation. It was somewhat surprising the Marlins decided he didn't fit in their own stable of relievers, especially since he had demonstrated excellent splits against lefties in 2015 while spitting time between the rotation and bullpen. Nevertheless, Hand emerged as one of the top relievers in the San Diego bullpen, fanning 30.5 percent of the batters he faced and holding the opposition to a .193 batting average. In terms of his arsenal, Hand moved further away from his curveball and changeup, and instead leaned on a fastball-slider combo, throwing the latter offering 30.3 percent of the time. The slider was particularly effective for Hand, and it's fair to suggest that he's become one of the top left-handed relievers in the game over the course of the past year.

2016

Hand shuffled between the rotation and the bullpen all season for Miami in 2015. His inconsistency prevented him from seizing the opportunities to stick as a starter. The Marlins seem to believe in Hand despite his 9-25 overall record with the team since 2011, as he's been with the organization since they drafted him in 2008. If nothing else, he should be a useful left-handed option in relief, as his splits in that role (19.2-percent K rate, 6.6-percent walk rate, 2.80 FIP) are encouraging enough to continue earning him big league paychecks. As a LOOGY, Hand may be even better, as he's held left-handed hitters to a .227/.285/.329 line over his career with the Marlins.

2015

Hand was impressive during spring training in 2014 and parlayed that performance into a long look as a starter during the season. Ultimately, however, Hand proved to be far too inconsistent to take the ball every fifth day for the Marlins and is likely headed towards a more permanent role in the Miami bullpen. While shuffling between roles --  16 starts and 16 relief appearances -- he posted a decent 4.38 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 111 innings pitched. Hand offers little in terms of strikeout upside and though he was more successful last season as a start than as a reliever, his ability to bear down on left-handed batters (3.21 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and .224 BAA) could find him deployed more frequently as a situational lefty during the coming season.

2014

Hand earned a September call-up, after sporting a 3.21 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 17 minor league starts. He saved his best work for last, spinning 6.1 innings of two-run ball for the Marlins in his final outing of the season. Without a dominating arsenal of pitches, Hand simply must improve his control (47 walks in 89.2 minor league innings) to have success at the major league level. Though the Marlins will likely keep Hand stretched out as a starter to begin the year in 2014, his best path to time in Miami this season will likely be in the bullpen.

2013

Hand spent the majority of his season at the Triple-A level, making just one start in the big leagues. Though he typically works in the low-90s with his fastball, Hand possesses solid strikeout ability (8.5 K/9 over 148.1 minor league innings). Still, the 23-year-old has failed to harness his control, posting a brutal 4.6 BB/9 in the minors in 2012 after he had similar control issues during a 12-start stint with the big club in 2011. Hand appears to have some work to do refining his control before Miami will give the former second-round pick another crack at the rotation.

2012

Injuries to the big-league rotation, and a woeful lack of pitching depth in the Marlins system, forced the club to bring Hand up ahead of schedule and he posted predictably shaky numbers. His Double-A numbers don't really look like those of a top prospect either, as his strikeout rate took a steep drop, while his walk and home-run rates both rose. While he might enter spring training with a theoretical shot at a 25-man roster spot, expect Miami to keep him in the minors all of 2012.

2011

Hand improved his control while maintaining his K/9IP rate as a 20-year-old at High-A, and as a result put himself firmly in the Marlins' future plans. He projects to have three solid pitches although none of them are exceptional, which makes him a mid-rotation starter at best in the majors, but given the way the organization's starting pitching depth has been gutted the last couple of seasons they'll take what they can get. Assuming he doesn't stumble against Double-A competition this year, Hand could get his first taste of the big leagues in 2012.